CHANDIGARH: The Border Security Force (BSF) today seized five kilograms of heroin on the Indo-Pak border, after an exchange of fire with the smugglers from across the border.
According to sources, in the wee hours of Wednesday, BSF personnel noticed some suspicious movement on the Chautra Border out Post (BoP) on Indo-Pak border in the Gurdaspur sector in Punjab. The personnel through their night vision devices spotted this across the barbed wire fence.
When the BSF personnel asked the smugglers to stop, they opened a fire on them forcing the jawans to fire back in retaliation. Subsequently, the smugglers left the consignment of heroin in the fields and rushed back into Pakistan territory.
An official said, “During the search of the area, after the incident we recovered five packets of heroin each
weighing one kilogram.”
On July 13 this year, BSF personnel had seized 21 kilograms of heroin and arms and ammunition from the Narlie Border outpost in the Amritsar sector on Indo-Pak border. While on April 14, the forces shot dead two unidentified intruders and recovered nine kilogram of heroin having international value of Rs 45 crore at BoP Bherowal in Amritsar sector